Starwood may be conducting parallel talks with other interested parties, with candidates likely to include US hotel group Wyndham. IHG said in a statement that it is not currently “in talks with Starwood with a view to a combination of the businesses”. IHG chief executive Richard Solomons declined to comment on Starwood as he reported a rise in first-half pre-tax profits. A Starwood spokesman also declined to comment. Solomons said IHG’s strategy was to grow organically. He said the company had signed deals to manage 231 hotels in the first half. Get the full story at Travel Weekly UK Read also "IHG 'targeting Fairmont and Movenpick'" at Travel Weekly